Carrying the Prime through into their 2021 equipment line up, North Kiteboarding have maintained the easy riding, progression enhancing style that should rightfully make it a winner at the feet of any beginner to intermediate rider.
The classic freeride outline with low rocker, single concave and pulled in tips make the Prime immensely enjoyable as its easily accessible pace, ample grip and agile turn radius produce plenty of drive throughout a carve. With plenty of speed on tap, the Prime is early planing, carries the rider through lulls and drives upwind with ease.
Whether on butter flat or choppy water, the Prime’s drive, flex and response were without flaw. The Prime rides comfortably in a broad power range and its responsive paulownia wood core and fiber glass laminate absorbs the chop create an effortless ride in all conditions. As an all-round progressive board, the Prime is an ideal shape to keep beginner to intermediate riders entertained, encouraged and progressing quickly. Moving outwards from the midstance to the tips, North have tapered the thickness of the Prime’s wood core. This gradual taper enhances the flex at the tips; the feel is well tuned and suitably forgiving for a beginner rider to enjoy. As such, riders can dial into the Prime quickly; it’s an ideal progression board thanks to its easily accessible grip, drive and easy and moderate flex response. Anyone taking their riding to new heights, may prefer the more reactive reflex of the Atmos.
For riders looking for a long lasting board that will keep them entertained in a range of conditions, this is undoubtedly a Prime option…
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